Allison Carter-Beaulé

poetry, biology, letterpress, magnolias, artists’ books, silkscreen, dinoflagellates1, typographical ornaments, cats, “wetsuit,” etymology, organic chemistry, 35mm, epistles, research libraries, The Web, webs, tactile switches, broadsides, carpals, interdisciplinary, pluck, plucky, [sic], “and,” ornithology, marbles2, southern resident orcas3

[1] Artist-at-Sea resident, August 2023; two weeks sailing aboard the R/V Sally Ride with mesozooplankton scientists. 35mm
[2] Marbling/microscopy
[3] The Names of the Glaciers artists’ book on view Jan 18 - May 1, 2024 at Center for Book Arts, NYC.
southern resident orcas

24 signatures (182 pp.) digitally printed on Mohawk superfine. Handsewn hardcover library binding with marbled endpapers; handsewn headbands; hot-foil stamped with metal type on black Cialux bookcloth.

Artists’ proof of an open edition.

4.5 x 6 x 1 inches.

THE NAMES OF THE GLACIERS is a sculptural expansion of the artist’s poem (Helljar or Moraine) which appears on the penultimate page of the book. The preceding pages contain 197 unique orca calls from the Northern and Southern Resident populations, recorded on hydrophones between 1978 - 1983 and originally published with additional data collected by Dr. John K. B. Ford (citation below, PDF).

      Ford, J.K.B. 1987. A catalogue of underwater calls produced by killer whales (Orcinus orca) in British Columbia. Can. Data Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 633: 165 p.